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back. 65 in fredricksburg. looking at today at a glance, 72. we are about 70. noontime temps 78. top off 3:00 at 80. it's 5:00 a.m. take it away, angie. >> looks like construction is the only big tie-up this morning. we want to take you out live and show you what is going on on the chain bridge. it's closed in both directions. all the traffic from 123 is being diverted away from the bridge. it will be like this until 8:00 a.m. for bridge repair. as a result, you want to use the roosevelt bridge, key bridge or 14th street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida
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avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation this week and when she does, as you said, she already has agreed to a meeting with
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vincent gray. the man who defeated her current boss. rhee said this the past she didn't think she could work with rhee. she called the outcome of the democratic primary devastating for d.c.'s children. as for gray, he was heavily critical of rhee and her school reforms and opposed her firing of more than 200 d.c. teachers for under performance. it's almost certain that he and rhee will part ways. still, gray says school reform will move forward in d.c. regardless of what happens with his choice of d.c. school chancellor. here is what he said in his victory speech about it last week. >> make no mistake. school reform will move forward in a gray administration. and it will be done in a holistic way with a strong and
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powerful chancellor that works with parents and teachers. the big question now is really when will this meeting happen. nobody knows for sure right now but they will be meeting this week. whether or not any sort of decision will be announced remains to be seen. an drew i can't. >> thank you. some people in virginia are casting ballots for the november general election. in person absentee voting is under way. voters can cast an absentee ballot at their local registrar office. the last day will be saturday, october 30th. a maryland state senator is under indictment. a federal grand jury charged him with bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion. the indictment stems from allegations that curry used his influence to benefit a grocery
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store chain. he stepped down from his post as chairman of the senate budget committee. he is running unopposed to the november election. the mother of the man shot by capital police spoke. she said her son wanted to die friday morning but didn't want to kill himself. that's when he pointed a gun at capital police officers who shot him four times. wheeler survived the shots. his mother said she just learned her son had a run in with d.c. police last month for waving a gun in public. she wishes he got the necessary help he desperately needed. >> they dropped the ball. if they had stopped him at that point, capitol hill would have been a nonissue. he wouldn't have been on the street to do that. >> wheeler is in stable condition at the hospital. he is charged with vault with intent to kill and carrying a pistol without a license.
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a new york woman pled guilty to 37 burglaries and admitted to stealing more than half a million dollars worth of gold and other valuables from homes in fairfax and loudoun counties. 34-year-old melinda sotos plea was part of a deal to speak against her husband. she admits to driving her husband and another man from new york to break into homes belonging to south asian americans. she is expected to be sentenced in december. time for our latest living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle has the day off. some overseas markets took off this morning. tokyo's exchange is closed for a holiday. other markets posted gains. hong kong hang sang ended down slightly. the dow rose over 13 points
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to close at 10,607. nasdaq gained 13 points. s&p gained a fraction of a point. if you invested in gold a while ago, that could be paying off nicely for you now. precious metals are at record levels. silver hit a 30 year high at nearly $21 an ounce. budget cuts mean drivers in montgomery county can expect a bumier ride. the budget has been slashed 21% this year. that means there is $2 million less to spend on resurfacing county roads and $750,000 less to spend on patching up road surfaces. read more about the transportation cuts in today's washington examiner. dozens of recruiters from local and out of town colleges attended the college and financial aid expo this weekend. they were there to recruit and if plain admissions
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requirements and financial aid to students and their parents. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton sponsored the event. '. redskins fans may still be in shock after last night's heart-breaking loss. washington has a 17 point lead in the third quarter. houston tied the game on a fourth down pass into the end zone with two minutes left in regulation. in overtime, red skins kicker graham lines up for the kick but houston called for a time out. redskins lose 30-27. >> no points in the fourth quarter. no points in overtime. defense was shaky but no offense they are. >> redskins don't play for four
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quarters. being up and then 20 unanswered points is inexcusable. a happy ending to a frantic search for a missing family members of a religious sect. that story is coming up.
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the group's leader is undergoing a mental vacation. a helicopter crew plucked a reluctant fisherman out of a swollen river. the currents were so rough and swift that rescuers couldn't reach the boat by water. the fisherman eventually accepted the ride to safety when he realized the boat was sinking. the well is sealed. a permanent cement plug sealed the well in the gulf of mexico this weekend five months after an explosion on the drilling rig. a final test showed the plug held and the well poses no further threat. a d.c. lawmaker a wants the city to do more to protect high school athletes. that story is coming up. hurricane igor passed near bermuda. here is howard with the latest. >> we are watching igor pull away. lisa may be forming in the atlantic. we will have full details on the seven-day forecast when we return.
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that were tied up. igor lost strength. >> it did from earlier. >> it was such a big storm geographically. hurricane force winds extending like 90 miles from the center. this thing battered them for many hours. they got hit, they got hit by the waves. 30 plus waves. gusts over 90 miles per hour. it did damage. >> did damage. we will feel the outer bands along the coast, just high surf maybe. >> the riptides like we saw with danielle earlier in the summer times. we will deal with that a couple of days. we are not done with tropical season. a couple more months of that. a couple more days with summertime and that will linger into the first couple of days of autumn as well. the bus stop forecast, it's a nice one for the little guys and gals going out this morning. clear to partly cloudy. a few spots in the upper 50s. most temps in the 60s to low 70s on the bay. the sun is coming up later than we would like but it is what it
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is. 6:54. today at a glance, 72 by noon. 78 at noon. good deal of sunshine. temperatures topping off around 80 give or take a degree. lows i think the coolest spots in the upper 40s. most areas mid- to upper-50s. northeast winds at 5 and sunset at 7:08. nice tuesday. temperatures in the low 80s as winds turn to the south at 5 miles per hour. this morning while we are at 70, we are watching a cold front sliding to the south and east. north of it in pennsylvania, we drop to the 50s. 61 in cumberland. ocean city is 63 this morning. locally low to mid-60s in montgomery county. leesburg is down to 66. so is manassas. 66 for mason. 65 brandywine. 68 in college park this morning. in howard county, columbia at 64. crofton and bwi at 67. national a north wind at 10. the drier air is starting to
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move in. humidity at 73%. you can't really see the front because there is not a lot of shower action, not a lot of clouds action with it either. but the front is south and east of us with the cooler drier air filtering in. high temperatures will be nice around 80. mid-70s along the bay. perhaps a few spots like fredricksburg in the lower 80s. quickly in the tropics, igor pulling away from bermuda. julia dying quickly and maybe that will become lisa well east in the atlantic over the next day or two. our seven-day forecast, you see temperatures which will climb especially by wednesday. near 90 wednesday. fall begins wednesday night. could be a late shower. thursday a slight chance of an afternoon storm, 89. again friday we will be up near 90. good morning, angie. >> good morning to you. hello, everybody. happy monday. right now one big commuter issue to report. you can see it on the maps. we want to move it outside
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live. here is the chain bridge. it will be closed in both directions until 8:00 this morning. that is because of ongoing bridge repair. all the traffic coming from 123 you are being forced away from the bridge. you want to use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge to get into the city during the rush hour. 95 heading northbound, everything is clear. we switch the shot between prince william to the fixing bowl, no incidents or accidents. finally 270 heading southbound, we are finding drivers are moving at speed past 121 down to the split. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you, angie. in the living wellhead lines, today d.c. councilman phil mendelson plans to introduce a bill to better protect student athletes in the city. his bill would require a youth or disabled athlete to be removed from practice or play
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following a suspected concussion and only allowed to return after clearance by a licensed health care provider but develop awareness and training program for coaching staffs and families. several local hospitals are looking into a screening test for hiv that detects the virus much earlier. right now the precise hiv test is only available at the santa rosa hospital in san antonio texas. it is government approved for pediatric patients. according to cdc, more than a million americans are infected with hiv. one in five don't even know it. that group accounts for 54% of new infections each year. the fda delayed a decision on the breast cancer drug a vast stein. a vast stein works by cutting off a sue more's -- tumor's blood supply. avastin has side effects like internal bleeding.
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>> it seems that it did not improve the overall survival, life expectancy of women with breast cancer. >> i have patients that have been kept alive for years on the drug. >> it has been used successfully in colon and lung cancer patients. some breast cancer patients have signed a petition urging the fda to keep the approval of avastin. the redskins did not win their game but the air attack looked better than in the victory over dallas. more in sports. here is a look at who is celebrating a birthday today. she was a frequent guest on 9news at 9 apparently, dr. joyce brothers. ♪
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good morning, everybody. the redskins scored 27 points last night. donovan mcneighbor threw over 400 yards. 99 times out of 100 the redskins win the game but this was that 100 time. hosting the houston texans.
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this was the height of the happiness for redskins fans. mcnabb, chris cooley, touchdown. skins lead 27-10. it appeared they would coast from there. oh, how wrong we were. with two minutes left in regulation, texans down from 7. fourth and 10 play. if this pass goes incomplete, game is over, redskins win. somehow he throws it and johnson comes down in the end zone. ties the game. we go to overtime n. overtime after the redskins missed a field goal for the win, the texans from 35 as the skins squander a 17 point lead and lose in overtime. instead of being 2-0 and letting the division, they are a pedestrian 1-1. >> this will be a hard one to get past. >> that team you can't stop. you have to keep going. they are a team that will come
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back quick. we didn't do enough of what we needed to to. it hurts but we did a hell of a job. we played good football all the way around. we have to be able to finish. >> here are the numbers. mcnabb 28 of 38. 426 yards, no touchdown. clinton portis had two touchdowns. the redskins had 18 net rushing yards overall in the game. eight different redskins caught passes. santana moss leading the way with 10 for 89 yards. how about matt schaub, 38 of 52. three yards shy of 400 yards passing. that is a quick look at sports this morning. we will have complete coverage of mike shanahan's monday press conference at 5:00 and 6:00. until then have a great monday. a little more in sports. the nationals made it interesting as they tried to avoid the sweep in philadelphia.
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scoreless in the top of the third inning, willey harris hits his ninth homer of the season. more long ball in the sixth inning with two teammates on base. washington gets a 4-3 lead. trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the ninth, phillies rally. 7-6 come from behind win. time is running out for a woman on death row in virginia. that story is coming up. watch the speed approaching the ramp to 495. lingering construction out that way. ♪
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artisans recreated lively colonial marketplace in mount vernon featuring 18th century arts and casts. there was the ancient art of making chocolate using authentic colonial recipes. welcome back. i'm andrea roane. thank you for joining us this monday morning. angie will be here with traffic in a moment. first howard has the forecast. >> it's a good start to the week. don't put the short sleeves away just yet. fall begins wednesday but it will be sleeveless. >> get the clothes out of storage. >> maybe a few weeks from now. this morning we will show you we have a few clouds that are passing overhead. it's quiet. it's dry. we need rain. we have a couple of chances this week. not today or tomorrow. we start with partly cloudy skies. we are holding on to 70 at
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national. most areas are in the 60s. shenandoah airport at 67. upper 70s by noon. high around 80. bit of a breeze out of the north 10 to 15. it's 5:30 this monday morning. >> thank you, howard. hope everybody had a fantastic weekend ready for the workweek. we are pumped up to tell you about a construction problem that will be with us for the next i would say couple of hours or so, a few hours. chain bridge is closed until 8:00 a.m. because of ongoing bridge repairs. all the traffic from 123 will be diverted away from the bridge. you will want to use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge to get in the district this morning. 66 heading eastbound, everything is clear through centreville. wrapping up with the beltway in maryland, things are filling out between colesville to
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georgia but no complaints. iran's president is in new york city where he is scheduled to address the united nations. he said the united states must accept iran has a major role in the world. >> the mothers of two hikers still being held in iran won a face-to-face meeting with the country's president. >> we are encouraged that perhaps the humanitarianism will be renewed and continued and josh and shane will be home soon. >> reporter: they spoke at a new york news conference sunday with sarah shourd hours after she returned to the united states. shourd with her fiance, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrested in 2009 after being accused of illegally crossing the iraq-iran border. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer
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than i was. we committed no crimes and we are not spies. >> iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is in new york for the united nations general assembly described shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. >> the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case has complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.s. se country. ahmadinejad has down played the impact. >> we take sanctions seriously but taking it seriously is different than believing they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to have strong opposition. there was one protest sunday with several more planned
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throughout the week. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. speaking of "meet the press," colin powell said immigration even riches our culture. while it should be done legally, there should be away to help those already here. >> we have millions and millions of illegal immigrants in our country, undocumented individuals who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country. they are all over my house doing things when i call for repairs. i'm sure you have seen them at your house. we have to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status. >> former president bill clinton hit the sunday shows talking about the upcoming elections and he will be on "the late show" with david letterman tonight after 9news now at 11:00. a woman is scheduled to be put to death in virginia unless the u.s. supreme court intervenes. theresa lewis would be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century.
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the 41-year-old's execution is scheduled for thursday. she was convicted of plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she could collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis's supporters argue she should not die because she is borderline mentally retarded and manipulated by a much smarter conspirator. a funeral service will be held for dr. ron walters. it takes place at shiloh baptist church in northwest. after a viewing at 10g of 10:00 a.m., celebration of his life starts at 11:00. he taught at the university of maryland and howard university where he headed the poll science department. he was considered an expert on race relations, civil rights and public policy. ron walters lost his battle with lung cancer earlier this month. he was 72 years old. with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., we should learn more about the future of one of
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the key figures in outgoing mayor adrien fenty's administration, michelle re. kristin fisher joins us with more. >> reporter: michelle rhee will be returning from vacation this week. when she does, she will meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. public school chancellor. michelle rhee's controversial reform style was a major issue throughout the primary battle. supporters of adrienne fenty at the credit them with making tough decisions. but opponents accused her of alienating teachers and parents and firing 200 d.c. teachers for under performance. rhee said she doesn't think she can work with gray. one day after his primary win she called the results, quote, devastating for d.c. students. as for gray, he hasn't said what he will do with rhee except that he will sit down
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with her at some point this week. we know that first meeting will likely take place wednesday but whether or not any decisions will actually come from that meeting remain to be seen. here is what gray had to say about a time frame during a press conference last wednesday. >> we won't make any personnel decisions at all until after the election. it's important that she and i begin the conversations now as i prom ised that i would. >> already will names are being tossed around as a replacement for this position. who would replace michelle rhee. some of the names include three former d.c. officials. two of them had worked previously in michelle rhee's position. other names on the table include two of rhee's current deputies. so, lots of names are being tossed around. hopefully we will have a better idea as to michelle rhee's exact future later this week. back to you. >> thank you. a few schools in anne arundel county maryland will be closed today because of a
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ruptured water pipe. chesapeake high school, chesapeake middle and folger mckinley elementary. time for another living smart report. jessica doyle is off today. in business news, investors a wait key reports from the housing sector this week. new figures are due in on home sales, new and retails. investors will be on alert for another report detailing new home construction levels. district rest debts will get their chance to get cash for their appliances. most of the country launched the program earlier this year but starting today, if you replace certain appliances in your home for ones with the energy star rating, you will be eligible for rebates. refrigerators, diswash ears, clothes washers and heat washers are available for the rebates. hundreds are being evacuated from a fire that started at a firing range. that story is coming up. while you may be on the lookout for deer, it was a zebra that
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ran out in front of one tv news crew. >> where were they shooting that story. 50 heading westbound past 97 you will find nothing but green cars toward washington. we will have the top news headlines early this monday.
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in the news, more than 1,000 people have been evacuated near salt lake city utah because of a fast-moving wildfire. the fire started during artillery training at a nearby national guard camp. two homes have burned so far and residents have been asked not to use their cell phones to keep lines open for emergency cruise. the chapped chilean miners took part in the country's celebration. a special meal was sent down to
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the miners. the miners have been trapped for six weeks underground and may not be freed until november. an ohio television crew covering the story of a zebra on the loose almost ran into the animal. the 1-year-old zebra walked out in front of the news vehicle on the drive back to the station. the zebra's owner bought it from a wildlife refuge. at last check, the zebra is still on the loose. after last week's john hopkins stand off, we will take a closer look at security procedures in one district hospital coming up. howard is on the terrace. how does it feel? >> feels great. 70 national. 60s north and west. comfortable start to the week. summer is not over by a long shot. i will explain think about the internet.
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we have upper 50s in the coolest locations. most areas in the 60s this morning. sunrise at 6:51. we are 70 now. 72 or so by 9:00. upper 70s noon to 5:00 good deal of sunshine. high temps top off at 80 with a north wind 10 to 15. it will be breezy at time. 50s to 40s tonight in the cold spots. tomorrow sun and really pleasant day with lighter winds, temperatures in the low 80s. it will be one of the top ten days of the year on tuesday. we need rain, however. i showed you this last week. it got worse. more areas that are normally dry in yellow. as we get to the lighter brown, that is moderate drought. then the severe drought. look how much of virginia is covered in this dark brown, the severe drought up to northern
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virginia, culpeper, shenandoah valley. in eastern west virginia, northern frederick county, this is extreme drought. we are talking about desperate need for rain, crops lost. rain chances, unfortunately, aren't that high. we have a couple but we need good soaking rain regularly. temperatures this morning, mid- 60s here in montgomery county. 63 forest stein and centreville this morning 66 andrews. millersville 67. college park at 68. 70, partly cloudy out there. nor winds at 10. dew point at 61. watch that number drop as a front has pushed through this morning. that front south and east of us. cooler drier air moving in. milder air will be pushed to the south. yesterday we were 85. today around 80. mid- to upper-70s along the bay. a few spots, culpeper, manassas, fredricksburg 82. near 80 for cumberland.
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in the tropics, igor hit bermuda last night and pulling away. julyly is dying and lisa may form behind me in the next couple of days. busy time in the tropics. seven-day forecast, temperatures today around 80. low 80s tomorrow. there goes the 90. near 90-degree heat wednesday, thursday and friday. a chance for afternoon and evening storms here. saturday a front with a few showers. hello, angie. >> hello, howard and everybody. thank you for joining us so early on this monday morning. most of the main roads are taking up volume. no real problems. the big thing we are watching is construction. it's on the chain bridge. it will keep the chain bridge closed in both directions as you head out live in both directions until 8:00 a.m. because of bridge repairs. you will want to use the 14th street bridge, key bridge or the roosevelt to get in to the district. 395 heading northbound, no incidents or construction out
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here. slowing down past duke street exit. we are tracking inbound new york avenue. we have more volume between the times building past bladensburg road. a check on route 4, route 5 and crane highway reveals no incidents. a little more congestion is building. just typical volume at this time. andrea back to you. there is good news about the doctor shot inside john hopkins last thursday. dr. david cohen continues to improve from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. cohen is in fair condition. authorities say paul warren pardus shot the doctor then went into his mother's room and killed her before committing suicide. officials at hopkins say their security procedures were in place at the time of last thursday's stand off. the violation in hospitals is
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on the rise. >> reporter: centered on busy georgia avenue, howard university hospital gets a lot of foot traffic. you wouldn't find metal detectors at the doors. instead, a special officer with hospital's protective services keeping a watchful eye. >> even if it's a concealed weapon, they will stop and detain you. >> reporter: brenda hodges is the brains behind the new more welcoming look. the hospital was guarded by uniformed officers wearing bulletproof vests and guns. now the 33 special officers carries collapsible batons. >> we know where to hit you if we have to restrain you or take you down. >> reporter: those and verbal judo are their only weapons. >> we see if we can't talk you down. >> reporter: security staff say the murder-suicide at john hopkins represents the extreme but the study shows hospital
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violence is on the rise. >> we have a stressful population right now. >> active shooter, bomb threat, you have to train for it each and everyday. >> reporter: a retired independent deputy sheriff and former -- indiana deputy sheriff and former new york officer head the team. they are no longer on the streets but they are ready for everything. >> we have to be ware, vigil lent and be proactive. >> according to the bureau of labor statistics, 131 people were killed conducting health care or social service from 1997 to 2008. with will see who won the weekend box office battle coming up in entertainment news. plus the struggle to find enough qualified dogs to work with law enforcement agencies. i've got power pain can't mess with.
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easy a stirs up rumors to climb the social ladder. devil next. in local buzz, what could not keep stilettos away at the fall sale. andrea is raising her hand. she was there. merchandise was up to 70% off. >> [inaudible]. >> the district sample sale will benefit the gw ma'am mow van, the only mobile mamo gram. do good and look good was the theme of the night to benefit breast cancer.
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>> we were founded about six years ago as a community initiative. >> the capital breeze care center held a fundraiser on wisconsin avenue. dr. howard brooks, andrea rogers were among the night's big supporters. the cbc is a community based mammography center that gives breast cancer screening to area women that can't afford it. before we go, a private screening of wall street, money never sleeps this thursday. after more than 20 years, gordon gecko is back. you can see him before anyone else. that's your local buzz and entertainment. back to you. >> thank you, angie. k-9 units are used by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies around the
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country. few dogs are up to the job. we have more on the virginia facility where hopeful four- legged officers get their triumph. >> reporter: it may look like playtime at the dog park but this is serious business. trying to find dogs to join the front lines of homeland security. in virginia, five dogs are running through a series of tests. no matter that it's 90 degrees outside. >> it will be hot and tired out in the field. we are looking for dogs that when it's hot and tired, they are still going. >> reporter: dhs has 2,000 dogs but announced it needs 3,000 more. >> we are searching for terrorist, terrorist weapons, illegal immigrants and contraband. the dogs can perform those screenings and search faster than we could by hand. >> reporter: levee the dutch cheap red does -- shepherd does
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well at first. search and retrieve skills aren't enough. the dogs need courage. they can't spook easily and they need a good work ethic. that may belief vie's undoing. he is supposed to stop at nothing to get at the toy but he is easily distracted. endzo is supposed to go for a toil instead of food but the food is too tempting. >> the critical drives we are looking for, we are not seeing that. there is a select few that pass the test. >> which is a problem. since there is a shortage of working dogs, demand outweighs supply. >> post-9-11, everybody is ramping up things for explosive dogs. >> reporter: they look all over for new additions, shelters, private pet owners and breeders and they run their own breeding program on site that produces
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dogs like iella. >> likes to hunt, active. >> >>reporter: all the dogs brought in on this day fail. they are sent back. the hunt continues. proof that not every great dog makes a great working dog. you are watching 9news at 6:00 a.m. this monday morning. i'm andrea roane. howard bernstein has the forecast. >> my dog would fail. great dog. >> food there, she would be on that task instead. nice morning out there. weather will be fine today and tomorrow and wednesday for those of you who like the heat, we have something for you as well. andrea is shaking her heads. clouds moved in overnight. the front is south of us. temperature running 69 at reagan national. 50 in williamsport. we will have a

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